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An Introspective Journey: Hold The Hypocrisy, Please.

Dia 1,907, 21:08 por Bryan Alexander

Well, this article initially started as a comment response to the article
Yesterday and Tomorrow recently written by MDP PP Leo Balzac.

My initial reactions as I began to read this article were rather positive. Could my eyes be deceiving me? Was Leo actually admitting that Rylde's vanity was a intrinsic cause of his being bumped from the nomination?
Of course, we all know that his leaving the party, and in-game deadlines were what kept him off the ballot - but could we be getting an objective article from a member of political party?
Saying the nomination system had ancient/archaic rules was a bit of a stretch, but a liberty allowed all the same.

Could the rift that formed over the past month or so in eCanada be coming to a close through an open, honest, hard hitting article? I saw the light at the end of the tunnel...

...until I tripped and fell over the same roadblock that has prevented any sense of real party cooperation in the past several weeks - libel.

I got to the 2nd paragraph only to read this gem:

"With CW supporting the Colonel, IPC decided to jump on board as well, since their hatred for MDP is well known (the party is comprised of those who couldn't make it in MDP and so had to go to a new party to achieve the 'power' they crave)."

P.S Leo, IPC supported Rylde in his election in the first term, so not sure if their 'hate' is well known for that matter.

Why Leo!? Why! You started so well, only to lose me at this statement.

You go on to say that we're left with half a CP, and a congress that can't really agree on anything.

If I may quote Foxfire's response to this article,
"Worst in the whole game and do a good job of driving people completely out of the country. Take ownership for once MDP. You have some really good people but you also have some really bad ones."

As a CPF member, I may be inclined to agree with this statement. I considered giving it the good 'ole x2 and slap it down as a response. However, by doing that I was just perpetuating this cycle of finger pointing that has currently gripped our small nation of 1400.

I found it ironic that even in a state of defeat (debatable I suppose, but this election was all but decided before everything went to hell) the MDP finds a way to berate other parties in articles filled with massive amount of bias.

Statements such as "the party is comprised of those who couldn't make it in MDP and so had to go to a new party to achieve the 'power' they crave" just add yet another layer of hypocrisy onto complaints that congress/parties cannot agree on anything. Is it any wonder that parties won't co-operate when articles are essentially 90% slander, 10% filler?



Alas, I wish I could say that Leo's was the only article that made me breathe a heavy sigh.

Quimbie Muffin's The Political Pitfalls of Apathy - while much more honest - also seemed to aim the finger of blame away from the source.

He begins:

"Well here were eCanada, about to possibly elect a multi for President. How could this happen?"

Well, according to Quimbie:

eCanada’s 2nd largest party couldn’t even find a suitable candidate to run against Rylde.

And later on:

But shame on Clan Wolf, especially its leader for blindly supporting a multi.


Had there been any real opposition, say from the CPF, to Rylde’s candidacy, had this CP election been an engaging one from the start, maybe there’d have been an intriguing 2nd option, an easy second choice. But no, eCanada’s largest opposition party decided to sit this one out. Its number 3 and 4 parties’ blind allegiance to the ‘rules’ saw them get duped into picking a multi/lulz candidate.


And ending with:

"No matter who wins this election, oinyo and Clan Wolf are decidedly the losers."


Oh....but I am not done just yet.

In Crisfire's article, A Review for the IPC and CW, as well as Clan Wolf is Finger Licking Colonel Sanders Crisfire has a paragraph that not only summarizes both of his articles, but really puts a nail in the coffin for what I had hoped to be the resurrection of common courtesy, tact, and even self-respect.

"Is it me or will the Imperial Party of eCanada and Clan Wolf support anyone that isn’t Rylde regardless of their plans that seem to change daily and offer eCanada the world. You guys checked your order before leaving the KFC drive thru right?.....right?

But wait Rylde is off the ticket becuase of a glitch or a Herpes flare up

what to do, what to do

The icing on the cake though is it seems that Colonel Sanders is another citizen controlled by VenomsIII a staunch and active member of the MDP…oh the humanity!

This is what happens when the MDP candidate gets a Venereal Disease
The CPF cant muster up a candidate of their own
and IPC and CW will support a virtually unknown player that blows sunshine up thier asses
"


Even my party, the CPF is not free from scrutiny. I will not attempt to make any claims of our own objectivity, so I am damning the CPF along with the rest of you.
Just about every one of Jaffle's articles leading up to the CPF primary falls under the same level of disappointment; I mean...Funky is a walking cynic - love it or hate it - nobody is exempt here.



So what is the purpose of this rant, you may ask?

Disbelief.

I find it hard to believe that we as a community are blind to the level of self destruction and hypocrisy that we are contributing to on a massive level:

We preach about how we are fed up with ineffective congress groups, yet we take every liberty possible to try and put all the other parties down.

A player with a different opinion used to promote debate and discussion, but now it only brings on insults.

Mistakes in a game are essentially non consequential, yet we are quick to point out how infallible we are.


I think any perceptive player can pick up on the tension that exists between parties.
This past election should prove it; parties essentially supporting a multi out of spite; the "anybody but him" mentality.

How did we get here eCanada?

Is the quality of the party really decided by the number of members?
Can you accomplish more before, or after you call opposing parties morons?
Must party loyalty override respect and affability?

As of late, it would seem all of the above are true. In the battle for superiority, we all forget that

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."
- Nelson Mandela



TL;DR
 

Comentários

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 21:11

This article was not meant to be negative towards any one individual or party. It is damning us all. Take it for what it is; quotes are meant to illustrate a general attitude, not an individual attitude.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Dia 1,907, 21:20

o7

Foxfire
Foxfire Dia 1,907, 21:22

The MDP spend more time talking about Clan Wolf then their own party. Incredible the hidden political power reserves the Clan Wolf party has that we can so easily shape the many falls of our current environment when we, on paper at least, control only 25% of the active vote...

Foxfire
Foxfire Dia 1,907, 21:23

Very good article Bryan. I fear it will never reach those that would benefit greatly to take it too heart though.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 21:23

Exactly my point FF; we are so focused on the other guy that we forget that we should be looking at ourselves too.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 21:24

Well, felt good to at least say it anyway. If it even gets one person to consider typing a positive comment about another party then at least I'll feel better, sadly!

William Steele
William Steele Dia 1,907, 21:24

~meow~

Funky 24
Funky 24 Dia 1,907, 21:37

"Could my eyes be deceiving me? Was Leo actually admitting that Rylde's vanity was a intrinsic cause of his being bumped from the nomination?

I found it ironic that even in a state of defeat the MDP finds a way to berate other parties in articles filled with massive amount of bias.

Funky is a walking cynic."

Ach. Easy on the libel.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 21:40

I had to throw some of my own in if I was going to damn everyone, didn't I?

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 21:42

Plus Funky, you KNOW you are a cynic. Come on.

Plugson
Plugson Dia 1,907, 21:44

So I hear that quite a few people knew that Colonel Sanders was Venoms.

Seems kinda dumb to take in a multi-user as part of your inner circle...and add on not telling another party that they have a multi in it that is seeking power.

But that's just me pointing fingers, spreading hate, laying unfounded blame. Can't we all just hold hands and pretend it's all okay.

Funky 24
Funky 24 Dia 1,907, 21:46

Breaking the laws of our game is apparently not as important as staying positive.

TheBurningMan
TheBurningMan Dia 1,907, 21:46

Good read, everyone is at fault, IPC,CW,MDP,CPF.

Get your shit together eCanada.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 21:47

There was a whole lot of questionable actions going on this past week, we can all agree to that.

Plugson
Plugson Dia 1,907, 21:48

btw, Venoms had his ban lifted.

He can go back to Inner Roleplay Council now, I'd expect.

(a bit funny to find out he was Little 'Lemon' Tony, too)

Funky 24
Funky 24 Dia 1,907, 21:52

Calling out another agent for a action that is objectionably wrong is way beyond whether or not the accuser is being spiteful or hypocritical.

Gh0strr
Gh0strr Dia 1,907, 21:59

wise words

GameChanger
GameChanger Dia 1,907, 22:12

Tl;dr version:

You guys fucked up. Badly.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,907, 22:18

Pretty much!

panzer1990panzer
panzer1990panzer Dia 1,907, 22:42

Great article, Required reading for party leadership?

crisfire
crisfire Dia 1,908, 23:18

Something has to make this game interesting

Without the drama all we have is a never ending cycle of who gives a shit battles

olivermellors
olivermellors Dia 1,908, 23:25

kleptocracy

Punisher 1389
Punisher 1389 Dia 1,908, 23:47

Good read.

Exalted Druid
Exalted Druid Dia 1,908, 00:43

Game was funner 3 months ago. We were working together. People were coming back. Wonder what changed? Spain is giving us a slap down and we are all standing around pointing fingers at each other.

Dozzer_x
Dozzer_x Dia 1,908, 03:03

We should all forget the differences between our parties and work together to put Canada back on map...My two cents.

Theunreal21
Theunreal21 Dia 1,908, 04:42

Spain is giving us a slap down and we are all standing around pointing fingers at each other. x2

Portugal got wiped by spain... and this is all they do... they can't work together to liberate their country. Is that whats going o happen to us? I hope not!
@Bryan - Great article!

Mann551
Mann551 Dia 1,908, 05:03

I noticed you didn't write anything solely about the IPC... Is this because you couldn't find anything that you can use to point out our part in this whole fiasco? If you can find something, please update this article, because I'm sure that if we can see it, we can change it.

Theunreal21
Theunreal21 Dia 1,908, 06:35

...just the fact you supported a multi... isn't that enough?

Plugson
Plugson Dia 1,908, 09:33

unreal, they didn't know that beforehand because some people in-the-know never informed the public. Once it was revealed, IPC could not revoke the candidacy due to game mechanics but it did stop promoting Sanders as its candidate.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Dia 1,908, 10:45

The IPC was quiet in terms of their articles; but throwing your hat behind a admitted multi just out of stubborn resentment is never productive.
I can understand why - having your support being thrown back at you, but at the end of the day there was no ownership of mistakes.

Goes back to last term when CPF had a primary but didn't support Rylde when he won. We sort of back tracked and said there wasn't enough support. I certainly didn't agree with the grey area of reasoning there, and Auk Rest has since clarified that position on future primaries.

T.E. Lwrence
T.E. Lwrence Dia 1,908, 16:44

i' wanna sling more poo

Leo Balzac
Leo Balzac Dia 1,908, 21:48

I don't care. Enjoy wallowing in the sh!t.

Theunreal21
Theunreal21 Dia 1,909, 05:59

Plugson... maybe they should have tried to get some more infos on the person they were about to support before doing it. as far as I know it was common sense that he was in fact a multi.
Its done now and pointing fingers is not going to take us anywhere... Its time to move forward with what we have, and next month hopefully all this mistakes won't happen again.

Plugson
Plugson Dia 1,909, 09:28

sure, I guess it was common sense. Up until the endorsments were locked, people were saying it was a rumour and nobody was outright admitting to it. Only after the candidates were secured did the truth come out. Seems convenient.

But like you said, it's in the past. Talking about it doesn't change things, except to find out who you can actually trust in this game. At this point, it'd be better to move ahead and just accept that you can't have faith in eCan politics in general.

Leo Balzac
Leo Balzac Dia 1,909, 09:45

Plugson has his tinfoil hat on too now? I expected more from you.

Plugson
Plugson Dia 1,909, 09:58

People should have said something publicly, in an article or on the forum, about this multi everyone apparently knew about.

I didn't see any of that.

Our apathy allowed eCanada to elect a multi. It wasn't a conspiracy, Leo, just a lack of concern.

ragalanow jadon
ragalanow jadon Dia 1,909, 12:43

to CW i ask what made you decided to support sanders, if he was venoms multi was he really that active? and if he wasn't active why would you support him.i never heard about him in the media or at all really. i personally wouldn't support a candidate that didn't completely check out as being capable of becoming CP. and what was the IPC thinking when they supported a man they new nothing about? ya they got ridiculed for there choice but it was because they basically gambled on who they would support and i really don't see the reasoning behind it.
basically it wasn't a smart move. having said that yes there has been some insult that have gone to far but i really don't understand why people feel the need to publish articles like this. this kind of stuff is part of life you learn to ignore it or deal with it but there no way your going to get rid of it. not such a big deal that you have to go on a rant.
thats my rant on why people who focus on petty disputes are wasting there energy

ragalanow jadon
ragalanow jadon Dia 1,909, 12:46

in a way your article is perpetuating what your against because weather you post at the bottom that it's not directed towards anyone just everyone your still just stirring the pot. the way to get rid of this kind of stuff is to rise above it as an individual

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Dia 1,909, 13:44

I stand by my article.

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Dia 1,909, 14:35

~hyuu~

I should invest more of my eRep time to watch Chinese dramas-- brush up my language while having "better" entertainment and emotional roller coasters.

Utat
Utat Dia 2,099, 15:15

o7

 
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